Learners found with offensive weapons, police alarmed

Offensive weapons that were seized from the students
Offensive weapons that were seized from the students

The police in No 2 District are highly concerned by the increase in possession of offensive weapons amongst learners.

These concerns stem from being informed by last Friday’s stop, question and search activity that formed part of the 60 Days of Action on Crime and Road Safety Days.

The No 2 District operatives were targeting secondary schools in the area since Form 3 students were sitting for their final examinations. No 2 district officer commanding, Senior Superintendent Paul Oketsang told The Monitor that in the past they received sporadic reports in which students were involved in fights that resulted in fatal stabbings.

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